Here’s how it works:
Question: Do you listen to music when you work out? When you race? What are you top ten favorite songs to get pumped up to?
I ALWAYS have my IPOD at the gym. As far as training outside…using an IPOD on the bike is a huge no-no and I never ever do that. Where running is concerned, I do like to have the music, but the exceptions are: running with a buddy who is not listening to music or if I am running in a lower populated area. Additionally, I always keep my music low…sometimes I even take one earbud off so that I can have music but always hear what is going on in my surroundings.
When it comes to racing, it depends on the length of the race and the race itself. If I am running with someone, I don’t even bother to bring it, but if I am running alone I at least have it with me. For short races such as 5 & 10k’s where the crowd support is low and there is little or no entertainment, I wear it the entire race. But for bigger races, I tend to turn it on and off depending on how I am feeling and what is happening in the race. For example: At Baltimore, I hardly listened to my IPOD because I was having so much fun with the crowd. But in Delaware, I would have died of boredom without the music.
Top 10 (current) favorite* songs to get pumped to:
- Rick Ross- The Boss
- Christina Aguilera- Dirrrty
- Eminem- Soldier
- Jay-Z & Lincoln Park- Encore
- Jay Sean & Lil’ Wayne- Down
- Fort Minor- Remember the Name
- Michael Jackson- Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
- Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow
- Pink- So What
- Killers- Mr. Brightside
*My favorites are always changing
I am looking forward to your favorites as I am working on a new playlist!